This is a video from Youtuber Ant Lab (but these are moths!) of seven different species of moth taking flight filmed in 6,000FPS ultra slow motion. Glorious, aren’t they? The species in order in case you’re not a lepidopterist and know already: 00:00 – Rosy maple moth, 01:01 – Polyphemus
This is a timelapse video made by Jan van IJken of a newt zygote transforming into a tadpole over the course of six minutes. Of course in real time this would have taken much longer. Probably twenty to thirty minutes. *girlfriend whispers in ear* Okay I’ve just been informed that
Because when you’re a giant shelf cloud you can jaywalk all you want, this is a video of one crossing the street somewhere in Georgia. Mother Nature is wild, isn’t she? Like one shot of Jack Daniels and she’s dancing on the bar with her top off, her breasts lunging
This is a video from the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston where recent mother Kiki the gorilla reacts to recent human mother Emmelina and her newborn. Emmelina has her five-week old son Canyon with her, and Kiki her newborn son Pablo. Kiki repeatedly tries to caress the human baby’s head
In a case of life imitating life, this is a photo and video captured by photographer James Crombie of a murmuration of starlings creating the shape of a giant bird. How about that! Does it only look like a bird from this angle, or would it look like a bird’s
This is a beautiful, surprisingly low-definition video (did they text the video to Youtube and it got compressed? And does the lower quality make the shapes even more mesmerizing?) Per one particularly insightful Youtube commenter: “It would be cool it they took the shape of other animals like a rabbit
This is a video from a trail cam of a bobcat encountering a rattlesnake, and the two battling to the death while a crow cheers them on. Who wins? SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER: after several missed strikes by the rattlesnakes (deftly dodged by the bobcat), the bobcat bites it right behind
Captured in the Ecuadorian rain forest by wildlife photographer and videographer David Weiller, this is a video of a monkey slug caterpillar (the larval stage of a hag moth), which is neither monkey nor slug but is a caterpillar, and mimics a tarantula so things don’t try to eat it.